Maximize Presupposition! and local contexts

Natural Language Semantics 19 (2):149-168 (2011)

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R. Singh
Brock University
Abstract
Maximize Presupposition! is an economy condition that adjudicates between contextually equivalent competing structures. Building on data discovered by O. Percus, I will argue that the constraint is checked in the local contexts of embedded constituents. I will argue that this architecture leads to a general solution to the problem of antipresupposition projection, and also allows I. Heim’s ‘Novelty/Familiarity Condition’ to be eliminated as a constraint on operations of context change
Keywords Maximize Presupposition!  Local contexts  Antipresupposition projection  Variables  Novelty/Familiarity Condition
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DOI 10.1007/s11050-010-9066-2
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